newbie grow room lighting question

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by bigtdawg, Jan 25, 2013.

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    bigtdawg

    bigtdawg Member

    Hey my room is 8ft long by 6ft by 3 ft wide. Imm wondering if i should split it up with two 400w hid lights in cool tubes or go with two t5 8bulb lights and scrog grow. Im concerned about height. Let me know what you think. Thanks
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    ASMALLVOICE

    ASMALLVOICE Well-Known Member

    I veg under T5 and Flower under HPS and am very happy with the results so far.

    The benefit of having 2 lights is if one goes out ya still got something going. HID will give you better results...imo

    Height can be controlled in a number of ways. I love my cooltube as I grow in a 4'x4'x7' space as well.

    Peace

    Asmallvoice
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    customind

    customind Member

    The height will be determined in large part by when you decide to start flowering your plants (genetics also). You can also control their height by FIMming and topping your plants, making them grow thicker rather than taller. There's tons of information about this if you want to make bushier plants and avoid running them into the ceiling or above direct light
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    bazookajoe

    bazookajoe Active Member

    Id go with 2x400's bc of the penetration of the hid's and with a scrog id imagine that would be helpful, as well as air cooled hoods so u can get the bulb closer to the canopy to utilize that intensity for the lower growth. I'm not knockin t5's as I have one myself but idk if id be one to go full term with em unless I had to.. .02

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